Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Releases “Live at The Roundhouse” Album and Concert Film

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets: Live at The RoundhouseAfter being rescheduled due to the pandemic, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his band Saucerful of Secrets have released Live at The Roundhouse. The album and concert film is taken from a 2019 performance at the London venue with the group exploring Floyd’s earlier works with original singer Syd Barrett.

“Syd had a strange way of writing, which made it sound like a ‘normal’ pop song, and then it would lurch into something else,” Mason told Billboard. “[That] makes it such a great vehicle for us… I’ve always been interested in the idea of exploring the old catalog. After the Pink Floyd Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, I was reminded how special and undervalued the early period of Pink Floyd is. Then Lee Harris came along with the suggestion of putting a band together. It had been 25 years since I’d been out with a band playing live, but it made me realize I wanted to play this music live again, so the timing was everything.”

Mason’s band includes Gary Kemp, Lee Harris, Dom Beken, and bassist Guy Pratt. The drummer and bassist have worked together for years as Pratt first joined Pink Floyd in 1987 following the departure of Roger Waters. While his time in the band was well after Barrett’s departure, Pratt was equally influenced by the late singer.

“Syd’s ghost has held sway over every British music movement that’s come along since he left Pink Floyd,” he said. “It is interesting getting inside the glass display case of Syd, re-humanizing Pink Floyd, rather than doing some note-perfect stadium show. Our Pink Floyd is this rather scrappy, poppy, punk group.”

Check out the band performing “Astronomy Domine” with Pratt handling both bass and vocal duties:

Live at the Roundhouse is available now on Blu-Ray, CD/DVD, vinyl, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Live at the Roundhouse Track List:

  1. Interstellar Overdrive
  2. Astronomy Domine
  3. Lucifer Sam
  4. Fearless
  5. Obscured by Clouds
  6. When You’re In
  7. Remember a Day
  8. Arnold Layne
  9. Vegetable Man
  10. If
  11. Atom Heart Mother
  12. If (Reprise)
  13. The Nile Song
  14. Green is the Colour
  15. Let There Be More Light
  16. Childhood End
  17. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
  18. See Emily Play
  19. Bike
  20. One of These Days
  21. A Saucerful of Secrets
  22. Point Me at the Sky

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